The Cunningham Foundation was founded in memory of Jennifer Cunningham. At the young age of 23, Jennifer took her own life. Jennifer was a shy, but sweet girl. She had a smile that lit up a room and eyes that sparkled. She touched the lives of so many people; and all were truly saddened at the loss. Jennifer graduated from Erath High School in 2007. Just two weeks prior to her death, she attended her five year class reunion. The news of her death was shocking and impacted her classmates greatly. Two of her classmates, Seth Hollier and Jeremiah Broussard, realized that there are so many others who have suffered this pain; and decided that it was time to help those people. The Erath High School Class of 2007 have come together once again. We are going to use this tragedy to build something wonderful. Jennifer would want that.
The Cunningham Foundation reaches out to those who have had the tragic experience of losing a loved one to suicide. It also desires to support those who want to pursue a career that will aid those who are struggling with thoughts of suicide and those who are struggling with a loss as a result of suicide. This foundation offers two scholarships:
The Cunningham Scholarship is awarded to an individual who has lost an immediate family member (i.e. mother, father, sister, brother) to suicide.
The Cunningham Prevention Scholarship is awarded to an individual who seeks to purse a career in a field that aids those dealing with suicide.
We’ve been inspired by the loss of a dear friend to begin this organization. We desire to reach out to those who have experienced this tragedy.
NOTE: Please see “Scholarship Info” for instructions and requirements.